2 days ago
Today my blue dino turns 2! happy hatchday river! 🦕🎈
this guy. he’s my little buddy. he loves me in a way none of the other birds do. when he first arrived, olivia and i were like “oh boy we have a little monster on our hands” 😬 river would fly on you and start biting. he wasn’t biting to be mean but it still hurt like heck. he was biting because everything was new. it was his way to explore and assert himself. i had to start wearing long sleeved shirts to protect myself. when sprig and winter bonded, he got worse. we thought about bringing in another bird for him but worried no other bird would like him 👹 his nickname became “the little jerk” 🙈 well, along came rain and you guys know the story. love at first sight. river fell hard and his nickname changed to “the sweet little jerk”. river and rain sadly didn’t get to have a long happy life together as rain was born with a compromised immune system. she fought off illness once but succumbed to an infection shortly after. river and i were crushed by her loss. willow joined the flock in hopes of river bonding with her. they had a brief stint but his heart wasn’t in it and sprig’s was. sprig and willow bonded while river and winter were left wondering what just happened. the two struggled with being friends/mates. it was on and off for awhile but finally they’ve settled into a comfortable, loving relationship.
river has always loved me through it all. he is the only one who lets me pet him and he absolutely loves getting kisses. he closes his eyes and waits for them ☺️ we play games. i drop him off at one end of my bed, run to the other side as fast as i can and he comes running across the bed to me. we do this over and over. he loves it. he says the word “gentle” because it’s what i said to him when he would bite. he also mimics me (badly) mimicking bird sounds 😆 it’s the cutest thing ever. can you tell how much i love this little dino? ahh river, my heart 🦕♥️